During World War II (WWII), Batu Lintang camp housed both Allied prisoners of war (POWs) and civilian internees.
The living conditions within the compounds were cramped. The occupants were separated into different compounds and groups, namely British officers and non-commissioned officers (NCOs), Australian officers and NCOs, Dutch officers and NCOs,
Pengiran Muda Hashim (also known as Raja Muda Hashim) has famously gone down in history as the man who sought the backing of James Brooke and his schooner, the Royalist, to fight against rebels and pirates in Sarawak.
Responding to the request, Brooke succeeded in controlling the uprising in Sarawak.
Harriette McDougall was the wife of Francis Thomas McDougall, the first Anglican Bishop of Labuan and Sarawak from 1849 to 1868.
They first arrived in Sarawak on June 29, 1848 then subsequently established a medical mission as well as a home school here.
The couple spent the next 20 years
Sept 16, 1963 marks the day the Federation of Malaysia was established. But did you know that the United Nations only released its UN Malaysia Assessment Mission report two days before on Sept 14?
UN Secretary-General U Thant had sent nine men on a mission with the agreement of Britain,
What would you do if you came across a scene of floating dead bodies? It is an unimaginable sight for today’s Sarawakians but that was what happened during the early part of World War II.
Before we get into the floating dead bodies, let’s talk about the Japanese attack on
If you have never seen the old Sarawak coat of arms, you can spot it on the pediment above the pillars of the Kuching General Post Office on Jalan Tun Haji Openg.
There you will see the shape of an animal on top of a shield and the words "Dum
If Sarawakians were to name one 19th century schooner that they may know, the answer would most probably be the Royalist.
(For Pirates of the Caribbean fans who said The Black Pearl, you'd be off by a century as the trilogy was set roughly in the mid-1700s.)
The Royalist itself was
Located in the northwest Borneo island, the Malaysian state of Sarawak is the largest state in the country.
It is nicknamed ‘Bumi Kenyalang’ or 'Land of the Hornbills' as these birds are culturally significant for the native people of Sarawak.
Looking back at its history, Sarawak was first established as an
There were a lot of things going on other than racing at the fourth edition of Kuching Heritage Race (KHR).
Themed ‘Darul Hana Revisited’, the one-of-a-kind race kicked off at Chung Hua Middle School No 4 last Saturday on Feb 16.
About Kuching Heritage Race 2019
Almost like a small-scale Amazing Race,
Calling out all women living in Kuching area! Did you know that you can take culinary, spa and beauty classes for free at Wisma Wanita Training Centre (WWTC)?
WWTC was officially launched by Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu on Oct 9, 2014.
It was established as a platform for women to